Power Boat Training

Power boating - RYA levels 1 & 2 (Tidal)

This course is an introduction to power boating and is run using the club safety craft. It is aimed at complete beginners and by the end of the course you will have covered all practical and theory requirements to safely pilot a powerboat in protected waters.

You will get opportunity to learn skills both on planing and displacement craft. Subject to suitable progress you will gain your powerboat level two (tidal endorsement) which enables you to apply to the RYA for your ICC (International Certificate of Competence). This is a requirement to use a power craft in Europe.

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Fees, Dates and Times





RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2

Weekend 27-28 March 2021

Members £195

Non Members £280


RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2

Weekend 8-9 May 2021

Members £195

Non Members £280


RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2

Weekend 5-6 June 2021

Members £195

Non Members £280

RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Weekend 21-22 August 2021

 Members £195

Non Members £280


RYA Powerboat Level 1 & 2 Weekend 2-3 October 2021

Members £195

Non Members £280


Times: Saturday 09:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 09:00 to 18:00 with a break for lunch on both days.(Course finish times are subject to change due to progession, weather etc).

Young Persons

The minimum age for this course is 16 except youth powerboat course when age is reduced to 14. All participants under 18 must be members of Sussex Yacht Club before attending course (cadet membership costs £44.00). The young persons fee for this course is £115.

Materials & Equipment

What to bring each day

Clothing: You will have plenty of time to change before going afloat. Please note the water can be very cold and the weather, as always in the UK, can be changeable. When packing your bag remember it is always easier to take a layer of clothing off.

  • Soft sole shoes / Trainers to wear on the water (no wellingtons). These are in addition to your dry footwear - barefoot is not an option
  • Towel
  • 2 Fleeces or sweat shirts
  • 2 T shirts
  • 2 pairs of trousers (not jeans)
  • 1 Pair of shorts
  • A suitable hat with string to attach to bouyancy aid
  • Suncream (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Bottled water to take afloat
  • Strong bag to take spare clothes afloat in safety craft

Food & Drink: Tea & Coffee will be supplied and available during the day any other food you would like you will need to bring with you or purchase locally. The Shoreham club house has restaurant facilities or food can be purchased locally from Shoreham High Street which is a 3 min walk. 

What we supply:

  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Log Book and handbook

Note some waterproofs are available on a first come first served basis.

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